The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 20, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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WITH WHICH IS CONSOLIDATED THE PRESS-JOURNAL
WORKING FOR A GREATER RUSK AND A MORE PROSPEROUS CHEROKEE COUNTY
VOL. 2^. NO. &■..
Narrow Escape In
An Auto Accident.
What might have proven one of
the most appalling catastrophes
in connection with the operation
of autos in Cherokee county, was
miraculously avoided through
timely succor being near the
scene at the time.
Edgar Ford, accompanied by
his wife and little two and a
half year-old daughter, Marjorie
May, was en route in their pract
ically new Ford Coupe, from
Tyler to Rusk, late Saturday
afternoon, and while just West
of the Cotton Belt crossing, be-
yond Oakwood, and about five
miles from Rusk, the car, which
was being driven by Mrs. Ford,
became unmanageable, from
some of those inexplicable causes
characteristic of automobiles,
when they simply 7et away from
us and run wild, when ther j is
nothing to do but trust in / lod.
The car turned compl tely
over and all three of the . icu-
pants were helplessly pinioned
underneath the wreckage, and
were being threatened with cre-
mation, when W. L. Gooslby hap-
pened by and with almost super-
human strength and effort suc-
ceeded in raising the ponderous
body from off its suffering vic-
tims, before they had suffered
Mr. Ford was considerably
bruised and slightly burned,
while the wife and daughter sus-
tained rather painful, but not
M. B. Ellis Opens With
Entire New Stoek.
M. B. Ellis, who was one of
the victims of the disastrous tire
of the latter part of November,
and who seems to be the victim
of most every fire th-:t comes
along, has reopened his grocery
and market in the old stand, at
southwest corner of the square,
and is better prepared than be-
fore to serve his customers, as he
has a new and complete stock of
everything and then he has been
able to arrange his fixtures to the
best advantage to meet the de-
E. L. Summers' Real
Closing Out Sale.
E. L. Summers, who has been
in the hardware, and undertak-
in~ u"":' ' ?.jsk for many
years, has decided to close out
everything ^except the undertak-
ing branch, to which he will de-
vote his entire time and intention,
and is now making a real closing
out sale of everything in the hard
ware line, which he is offering at
half cost price. This is abso-
lutely on the square and the
prices and goods speak for them-
Injured Employee Gets
$5,000.00 In Damage.
Guy Tulley, a brakeman, form-
erly employed by the T. & N. 0.
Railroad, who claimed to have
been injured while working in
the capacity of brakeman, on a
freight train, not far from Jack-
sonville, two or three years ago,
brought suit for personal injuries,
in the District Court of this
county, praying for the sum of
$30,000.00 and the jury which
heard the case the first of the
week, awarded him $5,000.00.
The man claimed that his eye
sight had been impared by sand
blown from the engine which was
pulling(his train, injuring his
eyes, aira that the company was
liable on the theory of defective
RUSK, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 .027.
VOL. 8, NO 30
District Court Tries
Two Nurder Cases.
The case of the State of Tex-
as vs. Clarence Matthews, on a
murder charge, growing out of
the killing of Albert Packer, on
the streets of Jack onville, on
the 27th of March, 1926, occu-
pied the time of the District
Court from last Wednesday's
opening session until Friday
afternoon, when the jury after
about two hours deliberation, re-
turned a verdict of not guilty.
The case had attracted consider-
able attention, up in the neigh-
borhood where the parties had
lived and was prosecuted very
vigorously by District Attorney
Sam H. Townsend, while the de-
fense was ably handled by W. Tl
Norman, of Rusk, W. H. Shook,
of Dallas, and G. W. Gibson, of
Jacksonville, the theory of self
defense being established to the
the satisfaction of the jury.
The case of the State of Texas
vs. Herman Christopher, colored,
on a charge of having killed J. T.
Brown, also colored, while en-
gaged in a fight, out in the Elm
Grove neighborhood, last fall,
and when the defendant prob-
ably "chucked" the deceased
more severely than he intended,
was tried before a jury Friday
afternoon, but was taken from its
deliberations and a suspended
sentence of two years was im-
posed. W. T. Normon repre-
sented the defendant in this case.
State vs. Bogus Cornett
charged with assault with intent
to murder. Plea of guilty to ag-
gravated assault and fined
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
IF YOU ARE IN THE
MARKET FOR A
Look over our line, and get our prices. We can fit
you out at lower prices than anybody else.
BE SURE and get our Greatly
Reduced Prices on Casings
And You Will Buy
PARRISH, FORREST & WILLIAMS
Authorized Ford Dealers
The Big Filling Station on the Corner
'Question O! Sanity 'Tomato Planting Is
Of Convict Raised, j Again Under Way.
Jim Benge, whose home, when
he has one, or is in it, is located
up in the north part of the coun-
ey, was a subject for the courts
The boy was convicted two or
three years ago of burglariz ng a
box car and given a five-year
At tne first of the present
term of court he was again con-
victed of burglary, with a two
year sentence, which automatic-
ally brought back the other five
years to be served.
Yesterday he was taken before
Judge Bolton to have the quest-
ion of his sanity tested, and the
inquiry was not complete when
court adjourned last night.
W. S. Ault Case On Call
The case of the State vs. W. S.
Ault, charged with killing Frank
Dickson of Jacksonville, at Craft
last August, is set for trial in the
District Court this morning.
Many Citizens Are In
Austin This Week.
Mrs. Mike Rickard of Ireland
Texas, was here last week visit
ing her father, J. B. Copeland
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Roten
attended the funeral of Mrs.
Roten's neiee, at Palestine, Sun-
W. D. Smi thers of Mt. Sel-
man, attended court here Mon-
Mrs. Woodard, mother of Mrs.
Roten, and Mrs. Robertson, sis-
ter of Mrs. Roten, of Dallas,
were here the tirst of the week.
Several of our leading public
spirited citizens were in Austin
the first of the week, seeing the
new Governor take the oath,
attending the Inaugural Ball,
looking in on the legislative de-
liberations, after departmental
work, or some other of the many
things going on down theie that
are of interest to all and some es-
pecially to this section.
Dr. W. M. Shytles, Superin-
tendent of the Rusk Hospital for
the Insane, is there conferring
with the officials who have to do
with making provisions for our
elemosynary institutions, in the
interest of the local asylum, and
he has a record and proposition
in connection with his work here
that appeals to those who know
the conditions and no doubt
some extensive improvements
will be made to meet the con-
stantly increasing demands of
the hospital during the coming
B. B. Perkins, Dr. J. L. Sum-
mers and Jas. I. Perkins are
among those who were mixing
with the solons and rendering
what aid and advice that may
be warranted from them.
..THE ASTOR THEATRE..
"THE PLACE YOU LOVE TO G >"
For Next Week, January 24th to 29th.
Monday-Tuesday, January 24th-25th.
Throw out the laugh preservers and—SEE
Real Basket Ball Game.
What promises to be one of the
most interesting and hotly con-
tested basket ball games of the
season, will be played at the
Rusk College Gymnasium, Fri-
day night, at 8 o'clock, between
the Lon Morris team and the lo-
cal college aggregation.
When there is any athletic
event booked between these two
rather friendly rivals it can al-
ways be taken for granted that
both teems will be there with all
they have to deliver and the
game Friday night promises to
be away above the average in in
WE'RE iN THE NAVY NOW"
There's a treat in store in this highly hilarious
comedy of the high seas.
Wednesday, January 26th.
Rene Adoree Ralph Graves
Also AESOP'S FABLES
Another Car Turns
Notwithstanding the fact that
auto accidents continue to occur
in and around Rusk with marked
frequency, yet it is very fortu-
nate that there have been no
fatalities in over a year.
As Scotti Brittan was coming
down the hill, just across the
branch on the east side, Sunday
evening, his new Chevrolet
Coach got beyond control, due
to the muddy condition of the
road, and turned over.
Mrs. W. P. Singletary and lit-
tie daughter, Emily Jane, were
passengers in the car at the time,
occupying the rear seat, but as
if almost by miracle neither of
them were hurt.
The car was considerably dam-
Sweaters To Indians,
Thursday-Friday, January 27th-28th.
Adult 40c : : : Child 20c
Saturday, January 29th.
And TONY, the Wonder Horse
"THE CANYON OF LIGHT"
FILMED IN THE WONDER SPOT OF THE
WORLD—YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
i As evidence of their apprecia-
tion of the splendid record and
I clean conduct of the Rusk Col
| lege Football players of the past
! season, local citizens are raising
| the money to donate high grade
! "R" sweaters to the members of
I the team There was still lack-
ling some fifty dollars to be do-
nated at the time of going to
press, but there is no doubt of
this amount being made up with
in a day or two and it is planned
to present the sweaters to Coach
Robinson's loyal band at an
Those who are donating as
much as one sweater each are:
I Dr- T H Cobble. B. B. Per-
J kins, Jas I. Perkins, Dr. J. L.
; Summers, Herndon Tribble,
| Parrish, Forrest & Williams, W.
j T. Norman. C. D. Poe, Clyde
| Patrick. A. L. Meredith, John D.
Others who have contributed
j are. Frank Gray, W. H. Hanna,
C. H. Weaver, F. R Gregg, C. A.
i Gilford, Ray Odom, Bill Vinii.g,
Pope Guinn, E. B. Snelling, E.
B. Andrews. B. E. James, W. W.
Finley, H O Ward Clay Bing-
If you had listened to most
anyone talk last summer, it
would have been made plain
that there would be very few to-
matoes raised in this section the
coming year—just about enough
for home consumption—but,
while they meant it, that was
several months ago.
Tomatoes can be raised in this
section to better advantage and
a greater profit than any where
else in the United States, bar
none, and is just about as much
a staple as any other product,
and just because last year was
one of over-production and cor-
responding decline in market, it
does not follow that there is not
yet good money in raising toma-
toes and this year may prove to
be one of the best in the history
of the industry.
It is estimated that Cherokee
county will plant about eighty
per cent of the acreage put
out last year, and this will be an
abundance, whether the crop
and market conditions are good,
bad or ineifferent. and if things
break right we are going to have
a money crop on the market be-
fore most of the rest of the state
has got through buying their
True, tomatoes require consid-
erable work, but what does the
producer getwithout work? The
more labor involved the greater
Most all seed have been plant-
ed and the plants will be put in
the cold beds within the ^iext
ten days or two weeks, and witii"
the present season in the ground
everything augers well for the
crop, and its ability to get by
the occasional June dry spell,
which sometimes proves a men-
There is going to be no trouble
to get the fei'ilizer—there never
is for any farmer to get money
here who deserves the consider-
ation and things never pointed
more directly to a prosperous
Astor Theatre Again
To The Front.
Rusk's popular and excellently
appointed picture show house,
one of tne best equipped and
most admirably conducted places
in East Texas, has added another
feature, in that it is running mat-
inees, every day except Sunday,
which is proving quite an ac-
ceptable and appreciated inno-
The pictures presented at the
matinees will be the same that
will be shown that night, which
assures matinee goers just the
same prductions that others get,
and is going to prove a great
conveniece to those who do not
find it convenient to go out after
night especially durine the bad
j E B. Snellinu returned Tues
i Jay morning, from a several
; days trip to Austin, where he
had been called by the illness of
! his daughter, who underwent a
j successful operation for appen-
jdicitis. Monday morning.
FISH and OYSTERS
At the Orange Crush Bottling
Wholesale and Retail
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Ward, H. O. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 20, 1927, newspaper, January 20, 1927; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291303/m1/1/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.